1530 P Street, NW
Event date and time: November 15, 2012, 6:00 PM
Cost: Tickets are $300 each.
60 Minutes correspondent Byron Pitts will host the Children’s Defense Fund Beat the Odds® event, a special evening honoring five extraordinary young people. Each scholar will receive a $10,000 scholarship to college. Distinguished speakers include: Marian Wright Edelman, president of Children’s Defense Fund; Cedric Jennings, D.C. Council’s Director of Youth Programs; and Joshua Johnson, tap dancing sensation from Dancing with the Stars. Hear the stories of the five young scholars who have overcome tremendous adversity to excel academically and give back to their communities. Join the Children’s Defense Fund in honoring these young scholars and support the Beat the Odds Scholarship and Leadership Development program.